UMBC Natatorium to Get a MakeoverBALTIMORE – For the first time in forty years, the UMBC Natatorium is receiving a major upgrade, Senior Associate Athletic Director Gary Wohlstetter announced on Tuesday.
Husson Places 99th in the 200m Breast at US Olympic TrialsOMAHA, Neb. – UMBC swimming and diving rising junior Patrick Husson (Camp Springs, Md./DeMatha) finished in 99th place out of 132 swimmers in the 200-meter breaststroke at the US Olympic Trials, Thursday afternoon at the CenturyLink Center.
Eckhoff and Kurowski Named America East Winter Scholar-AthletesCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC swimming and diving junior Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) and women’s basketball senior Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) have been named America East Scholar-Athletes for the 2011-12 winter season, the conference office announced on Thursday.
Rob Bellamy Named Assistant Coach for UMBC Swimming and DivingBALTIMORE, Md. – UMBC swimming and diving coach Chad Cradock announced that Rob Bellamy will join the Retriever staff as an assistant coach. Bellamy fills the position left by the departure of UMBC Hall of Famer Brad Green who coached one year at his alma mater.
Three Retrievers Going for the Gold in LondonBALTIMORE, Md. – Three UMBC swimming and diving athletes have qualified for their respective country’s Olympic Trials and will be attempting to join the national team for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games to be held in London, England.
Eckhoff Picks up Top 20 Finish at NCAA Zones MeetBUFFALO, N.Y. – UMBC junior diver Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) became the first athlete since Jeff Salgado in 2007, to compete in the NCAA Zones meet, Friday and Saturday afternoon at the University of Buffalo Pool and Natatorium.
Swimming and Diving Eases Into 2012 With Sweep of HowardWASHINGTON, D.C. – In their first competitive meet since the Patriot Invitational back in November, the UMBC swimming and diving teams started the 2012 calendar year with a sweep of Howard at Burr Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.
McKenney and De Waal Sweep Weekly Swimming AwardsCAMRBIDGE, MASS. – UMBC senior Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del/Brandywine) and junior Pierre De Waal (Pretoria, South Africa/Tuks Sport/Cleveland State) took home top honors as America East Female and Male Swimmers of the Week, respectively, the conference announced on Tuesday. This is the second weekly honor of the season for both swimmers.
Multiple Wins Keep Swimming and Diving on Top at Patriot InvitationalFAIRFAX, VA. – UMBC senior swimmer Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) broke the Patriot Invitational record and set a school-record in the 100-yard back (56.17) and helped the 800 free relay (7:30.80) set a meet mark as both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams extended their leads at the three day meet at George Mason University.
Eckhoff and Kaei Sweep Weekly America East Male Swimming and Diving AwardsCAMBRIDGE, MASS. – The UMBC men’s swimming and diving team swept the America East awards this week as senior Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) was named Diver of the Week and freshman Lauri Kaei (Harjumaa, Estonia/Tallin Secondary Science) was named Swimmer of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday afternoon.
McKenney Named America East Swimmer of the Week; Eckhoff Wins Diver of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC swimming and diving senior Abbey McKenney (Wilmington, Del./Brandywine) was named America East Female Swimmer of the Week and junior Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) was named Male Diver of the Week for the third week of the season, the conference announced on Tuesday afternoon.